home again, home again, jiggety-jig

20 Aug
Last night we (and our piggies) arrived safely home.
It is so nice to be back in our own beds,
eating our own food,
walking barefoot on our own floors,
and relaxing on our own couches.
Sam is only relieved that the needle part is over.
Because when he wasn’t doing this…
He was playing games
and doing crafts
and tormenting the hospital staff with fake rubber snakes.

And he was doing this…
hanging out on the window ledge (we were on the 8th floor)
and watching all the vehicles and people below.
Or, watching the helicopters land on the helipad of the hospital across the street.
He was fascinated with both!
And this..
opening presents (Tuesday was his birthday) from us and the hospital staff.
We already had a party for him before he was admitted to the hospital, so we just had a few small gifts that we brought to the hospital for him to open.
But the hospital!
Everytime someone new arrived, they came bearing gifts. 
He received a book
and a puzzle
and a couple of stuffed animals
and a craft paint kit
and  a $50 gift card to Toys R Us!
And, they gave us a free birthday cake.
And, all the nurses came in and sang “Happy Birthday” to him.
I think he’s going to want to have his birthday at the hospital every year now!

4 Responses to “home again, home again, jiggety-jig”

  1. Laura August 21, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    I'm happy to hear you are all back home!!!!

  2. mya August 21, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    Welcome back. Doesn't home look particularly good when you could not be here awhile? Assuning that this crisis is completely over.

  3. Heather August 21, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

    That's wonderful that he had a good birthday even while in the hospital! Glad you all are home in your familiar surroundings!

  4. Lisa August 22, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    Mya- Sam still has the i.v. in until the 30th. We are doing the rest of the infusion at home. That means I get to play nurse and hook him up to his antibiotics at 7am, 3pm and 11pm. I'd rather be totally done, but it's better than staying in the hospital for the whole 14 days!

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